Workshop "The Status of 12C(a,y)16O,
the 'Holy Grail' of Nuclear Astrophysics" took place
on December 15, 2006 at the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory at
Caltech, Pasadena, CA.
Collaboration on Nuclear Data Compilations for Nucleosythesis
The goal of the collaboration between CARINA
and JINA is to develop an updated and unified nuclear reaction
data base for modeling a wide variety of stellar nucleosynthesis
scenarios. The first collaboration meeting willl be held at
in Spring 2007. The purpose of this meeting is top develop
strategies and techniques to update and eventually merge the
presently most important data libraries for astrophysics (KADoNiS,
NACRE, REACLIB). More
Stars" -- An article that summarizes the JINA co-sponsored
INT meeting on the first stars got published in Nature Physics.
JINA postdoc Daniel Galaviz
won the best poster award at the 2006
COMEX-2 international conference in Sankt Goar, Germany.
The poster reported preliminary results from a JINA experiment
led by Daniel Galaviz, which was performed at the National
Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University.
The workshop on" The First
Stars and Evolution of the Early Universe" was held in
the Institute for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, USA during June
19 - July 21, 2006.
A NIC-IX Satellite Workshop in Collaboration with JINA on
Compiled Data Requirements for Modeling in Nuclear Astrophysics
occured in Basel University, Switzerland
on June 23 - 24(25), 2006.
JINA co-sponsored the "In
Heaven and on Earth 2006" Workshop on EOS at McGill, Montreal, Canada, from July 5-7, 2006.
JINA Art to Science Teacher wins National Teaching Award! Click here to read more.
"Low Energy Nuclear Astrophysics Workshop" was held
at the NSCL, MSU, MI, on May 25-26, 2006. More
New RIA Brochure: "The Science
of the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) - A Brochure from the
RIA Users Community" Download
JINA Outreach receives a $10K community foundation
matching grant to do a summer science camp for middle school
kids at ND this summer!
The National Research Council
(NRC) was asked to review the importance to the nation of
the science agenda for the Rare Isotope Accelerator. The President
of the National Academies and NRC Chair, Ralph Cicerone, has
formed the Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee (RISAC)
of the National Research Council and has selected and approved
the committee members.
The 3rd ANL / MSU / INT / JINA RIA Theory Workshop
was held in the Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory
on April 4 -7, 2006.
The Third Russbach workshop
on Nuclear Astrophysics was held from March 11-18, 2006. It was
organized jointly by the VISTARS and JINA.
An informal two day JINA workshop on Massive
Stellar Progenitors "The Final Days of Burning" was held
from March 9 - 10, 2006 in Santa Barbara.
JINA hosted a third special
school on "School on Tools and Toys in Nuclear Astrophysics"
at MSU, February 13 - 17, 2006. The school focuses on "Nuclear
Shell Model Applications".